Cookson wants Sky reputation restored; Dimension Data on Sagan: Daily News Digest

Cookson says Wiggins and Sky should have their reputations ‘reinstated’; Dimension Data ‘surprised’ not to be involved in UCI/Sagan crash investigation; Omloop Het Nieuwsblad mimics finale of past Tour of Flanders; Budget boost for FDJ as team gains new sponsor; Australian national champions Scotson and Garfoot confirm for title defences; Fundraiser for Dave Towle set to surpass target; Video: Behind the Ride with Dan Craven; Video: Catching Breath: Cycling up the Himalayas; Video: Crosshairs Television | 2017 Rapha Supercross Nobeyama Women’s Elite Day 2

Cookson says Wiggins and Sky should have their reputations ‘reinstated’

Although UK Anti Doping were clear that its dropping of an investigation into Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky was not a declaration of innocence, saying that it was “unable to confirm or refute the account that the package delivered to Team Sky contained Fluimucil,” former UCI President Brian Cookson has said that Wiggins and Sky …

Dimension Data ‘surprised’ not to be involved in UCI/Sagan crash investigation

Mark Cavendish’s Team Dimension Data has questioned the UCI’s handling of the investigation into the incident at the Tour de France when the Briton clashed with Peter Sagan, crashed and exited the race as a result. On Tuesday the UCI and Sagan’s Bora-hansgrohe team announced that both sides had reached a resolution in relation to …

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad mimics finale of past Tour of Flanders

The organisers of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad have announced that the race will share the final 60 kilometres of the former Tours of Flanders courses, finishing in Ninove and taking in many familiar climbs. “The last 60 km are identical to the last Tour of Flanders with the finish in Ninove,” said Flanders Classics’ Wim …

Budget boost for FDJ as team gains new sponsor

French team FDJ has been given a considerable boost with the news that insurer Groupama has taken over the lead sponsorship of the squad, adding a sizeable amount to its budget. It has come on board for three years, thus backing the team until the end of 2020. Although FDJ will reduce its commitment to …

Australian national champions Scotson and Garfoot confirm for title defences

The current Australian road race champions Miles Scotson (BMC Racing) and Katrin Garfoot (QAS) have confirmed that they will line out in January’s championships, chasing repeat victories and also the Commonwealth Games team slot that would bring. “Leading into Commonwealth Games, it will be big,” said Garfoot, who will ride in Queensland Academy of Sport …

Fundraiser for Dave Towle set to surpass target

A fundraiser for the well-known US commentator Dave Towle is racing towards its goal of $20,000, with the Go Fund Me initiative set to surpass that amount after being set up on Monday. According to the person who set it up, Bill Marshall, Towle was admitted to the ICU at Boulder Community Hospital last weekend …

Video: Behind the Ride with Dan Craven

The Col Collective sat down with Dan Craven at his European base of Girona, speaking to him about his life and how a rider from Namibia ended up racing for the Israel Cycling Academy team.

Video: Catching Breath: Cycling up the Himalayas

Former pro rider Bartosz Huzarski went for the Strava record in this incredible video from the Himalayas. He was chasing the previous mark set by Austrian rider Christoph Kluge, with a support car riding at Kluge’s previous pace and thus providing a clear marker. How did he get on? Watch the video to find out. …

Video: Crosshairs Television | 2017 Rapha Supercross Nobeyama Women’s Elite Day 2

The Rapha Supercross Nobeyama event takes place at the Takizawa Ranch in Nobeyama Minami Machi Village Nagasaki-gun, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.